Is this tour suitable for children?
Based on international safety standards regarding ebikes, we recommend this tour to people aged 14 years and up.
How long am I cycling for?
This half day Queenstown wine tour offers varied activities. Expect to be on the bicycle for approximately 1.5 up to two hours. Depending on the speed and confidence of the riders, the route can be modified.
Do I have to cycle the whole time?
If you find you tire of cycling or do not wish to cycle the entire time, we do have flexibility to modify the tour. The trail has many convenient exit points at which you can park up your ebike. Your steady guide will load it up for you and drive you to the next point.
How fit do I need to be?
This guided tour offers the flexibility of tailoring the speed to the confidence of the group. A base level of fitness is helpful, however the luxury of the ebike allows for as much or as little effort as you prefer.
Do I need experience riding a bicycle?
While the track is beautifully maintained and well formed, some cycling experience is recommended.
What should I bring?
We will provide you with a bottle of water and a snack. There are opportunities along the way to purchase additional food and beverages if you prefer. Wear clothing appropriate to the weather and that is easy to move in. Closed toe athletic shoes are best. It is law in New Zealand to cycle with a helmet, but do not fret as we will provide that. Bring your camera, sunscreen, and sense of adventure!
As this is a winery tour, is it safe to sip and cycle?
Reward your efforts with a tasting flight at Kinross Cellar Door after the cycling experience. As you indulge for the remainder of the afternoon, your guide will be packing up the bicycles and equipment. When you and your group have finished, enjoy the luxury of having your designated driver return you to Queenstown.
How many wines will I taste?
Kinross Cellar Door exclusively represents 6 world-renowned Gibbston Valley wineries: Coal Pit, Domaine Thompson, Vallie, Wild Irishman, Hawkshead and Kinross itself.
Will I get very dirty?
Our purpose-built bikes are unique in that they are fitted with mudguards. This is a wine tour that will keep you clean and fresh and return you to town ready for the evening.